Sleep Cheap & More was forced to move temporarily after the building’s roof collapsed Wednesday, April 24.

Sleep Cheap & More was forced to move temporarily after the building’s roof collapsed Wednesday, April 24.

Crews were called in midday to assess the damage and shut off gas and electric to the west end of the building, which housed JD Sleep Cheap & More and Heritage Stove. The building, at 237 Route 31 and owned by Frank Vella Jr., is also home to a State Farm agent and Vella Kitchen and Bath in the structure’s eastern portion.

No one was injured in the incident, although Allen said an employee at Sleep Cheap had just stepped out when the roof caved in.

“My main concern was that no one was injured, and I'm grateful that most of the businesses are up and running or will be very soon,” Vella said.

Macedon Code Enforcement Officer Scott Allen intended to condemn the entire west end of the building, which was an add-on to the original structure and had a separate roof. After an engineer’s review, it was determined that uneven weight distribution as a result of roof maintenance was the main contributing factor. Allen opted against condeming the building after learning the damage was not as severe as he originally feared.

The East end of the plaza was not affected.

“We were lucky, things could have been much worst,” Vella said.

A cursory inspection revealed a broken truss in the building’s roof over Sleep Cheap, although Allen said he can’t say what caused the truss to break. The roof over the Heritage Fireplace & Stove Shoppe was also sagging significantly, he said.

Construction is already under way, and although the collapse forced Sleep Cheap & More to temporarily relocate to a nearby plaza, they will return in the near future once the damage is repaired. The Heritage Fireplace & Stove Shoppe, and Sunrise Imaging are scheduled to reopen within the week.

Both Vella Bath & Kitchen, and Steve Robinson State Farm Insurance Agent have remained open.

Macedon and Farmington fire departments and Macedon police assisted at the scene.